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Thu Jun 22, 2017, 09:46 AM

Dacre's Mail on the Run

Multi-millionaire legendarily foul-mouthed (I won't reproduce his favourite term of abuse on DU, but Google him if you must) Paul Dacre is the editor of the UK's Daily Mail (the Mail on Sunday has a different editor, Geordie Greig, who's a bit less rabid than Dacre on most things, and there's no love lost between the two).

If you're not familiar with him, here's a Guardian profile:

Paul Dacre: the most dangerous man in Britain?

Paul Dacre is the Daily Mail's low-profile editor. To some - including many in government - he is a malign force, using his paper to hound minorities and other vulnerable targets, and savage liberalism in any form. To others he is the most gifted journalist of his generation, a moral man with his finger on the pulse of Middle England. Andy Beckett went in search of the truth



He and the Mail can dish it out with great big shovels, but they're snowflakes when it comes to criticism of themselves. And he seems even more sensitive right now with the Tories in disarray (despite the sinister headline about May "crushing" her enemies you may remember from before the election and the umpteen pages of character assassination aimed at Corbyn it published on election day itself) and his favoured hard Brexit seemingly in doubt.

The Guardian's Martin Rowson published a cartoon earlier in the week after the Finsbury Park attack that seems to have triggered Dacre bigly. Here it is, along with the Mail's editorial reaction (I won't add to vast number of the clicks Mail Online gets by linking any of their content in this thread, so you'll need to Google it if you want to see the originals):

And there's more:

The reaction online has been pretty spectacular:



Paul Dacre claims the Daily Mail & MailOnline are different entities. @mrjamesob took just 1 minute to demolish that http://l-bc.co/NbpeuR

James O'Brien Demolishes Dacre's MailOnline Claim
The Daily Mail editor Paul Dacre argued that the Daily Mail and MailOnline are different entities. James O'Brien took 90 seconds to demolish that claim.

James O'Brien ✔ @mrjamesob

Paul Dacre seems to be in receipt of a large payment directly linked to his involvement with Mail Online. At odds with today's op-ed?

If you want to keep up with the Twitter backlash (some very funny, and far too much of it to post here), you'll find loads if you do a Twitter search: https://twitter.com/search?q=dacre&src=typd

(X-posted in the United Kingdom Group: https://www.democraticunderground.com/108813356 )

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